DA: Wife of slain Olympian to face murder charge
A prosecutor says he intends to file murder and firearms charges
against the widow of an Olympic shot put medalist who was gunned
down in his Southern California back yard.
Jane Laut was arrested Saturday by Oxnard police and is being
held on $3 million bail. The 52-year-old woman is expected to
appear in court Tuesday in connection with the slaying.
Lead prosecutor Bill Haney tells the Ventura County Star he
intends to file murder and firearms against Laut in Ventura County
Dave Laut, a shot-putter who won a bronze medal in the 1984
Olympics, was killed on Aug. 27.
Jane Laut’s attorney Ron Bamieh says Dave Laut abused his wife
and she was acting in self-defense.
Bamieh says his client will plead not guilty and seek lower
Information from: Ventura County Star,